Office of Planning and Administration

Supplier Diversity Program

Supplier Diversity Program Overview

The UW Business Diversity Program (BDP) at UW Seattle works with small, minority and women-owned, veteran, and diverse businesses to provide visibility to opportunities at the University.  UW Bothell, in collaboration with UW BDP and UW Procurement Services, focuses on the awareness and utilization of small, local, and diverse suppliers on campus while promoting avenues of opportunity to the external diverse business community.

Program Vision:
The University of Washington will utilize businesses whose ownership is representative of our diverse and local community. 

Program Mission:
Proactively engage with and support the University of Washington's commitment to creating a diverse business environment. 

View our Quick Links on the right of this page for resources and guidance for departments and suppliers regarding UW Bothell's commitment to supplier diversity.


What is Supplier Diversity?

Supplier Diversity forms opportunities for women, veteran, minority owned; small and local businesses. The program helps to keep UW Bothell spending dollars within our community to contribute to job creation and spur the growth of our local economy.


Upcoming Events for Supplier Diversity

Supplier Orientation

The Supplier Diversity Program will be hosting a Supplier Orientation in collaboration with UW Procurement Services. This orientation helps give vendors insight about the UW procurement process and options for how businesses may get involved. Monthly orientations are held at the University of Washington. A Supplier Orientation will take place at UW Bothell. More information to come.

Diverse Supplier Fair

The Diverse Supplier Fair will be held in Fall 2018 on October 10th from 11 am to 1 pm and is open to staff, faculty, and student workers from the UW Bothell and Cascadia College campuses. The fair will be hosted in Mobius Hall. The goal is to promote interaction between staff and suppliers within our community. Come meet and connect with small and local businesses. Learn more about green purchasing and diverse businesses in our community. Get to know suppliers that are women, minority, or veteran owned businesses! Registration is required for this event.

Staff and Faculty Registration

Staff, faculty, and student workers are invited to attend this event. They can register through the UWB calendar page.

Vendor Registration

To learn more about registering for a booth at the Diverse Supplier Fair on October 10th please email our program specialist, Rabia Ramzan, at rabiar@uw.edu

Some suppliers who attended last year are Keeney's, Northwest Trophy, The Catering Company, Image Source, Signs Now Washington, and Alexa's Catering. You may also view the full list of suppliers at last year's fair.

More questions? 

Contact our program specialist Rabia Ramzan at rabiar@uw.edu.


Mailing List

Join the Supplier Diversity Program mailing list to receive updates about new supplier and upcoming events directly through your email. To join the list, email Rabia Ramzan at rabiar@uw.edu.

Photos from the 2017 UW Bothell Small Business Fair. Local business supplier handing brochure to attendee

Attendee and supplier having discussion